WI Women win again
SYLHET – West Indies Women swept aside hosts Bangladesh by 36 runs to win their second match in the ICC T20 World Cup at Sylhet Stadium here yesterday.
Shaquana Quintyne, the 18-year-old Barbadian leg-spinner, grabbed three wickets to inflict a top order submission that severely restricted the hosts, who imploded for 79, on the hunt for 116 set by West Indies.
Quintyne returned impressive figures of three wickets for five runs from three overs that included a maiden and received support from Tremayne Smartt and Anisa Mohammed who picked up two for nine and two for 22, respectively.
The teenager, who also scored 11 and was voted Player Of The Match, knocked back the stumps of two frontline batsmen – opener Ayasha Rahman for ten and Fargana Hogue for two – to leave Bangladesh scrambling for momentum.
But middle-order batsman Rumana Ahmed topscored with 26 to lead a fightback that injected a measure of stability to Bangladesh’s innings.
In the process, Ahmed added 28 for the fifth wicket with Nuzhat Tasnia before another batting collapse ensued and the match swung decisively in favour of the visitors.
In the space of four balls Tasnia, who scored six, was bowled by Mohammed while Ahmed was caught by Smartt off Quintyne.
The Caribbean women asserted themselves ruthlessly by removing the last four wickets for just five runs to secure a comfortable win with 15 balls remaining.
Earlier, West Indies, who won the toss and batted, were jolted by early strikes from Salma Khatun and Fahima Khatun.
Salma bowled opener Kycia Knight for a second-ball “duck” while Fahima also hit the stumps of Shaquana Quintyne for 11 and trapped Kyshona Knight lbw also for 11, as West Indies plummeted to 33 for three.
However, the aggressive Deandra Dottin teamed up with King in a 40-run fifth-wicket stand as Windies clawed their way back into the match.
Dottin topscored with 34, which contained three fours and a six, while King hit two fours and a six in scoring 20.
Down the order, Mohammed weighed in with 15 before she was run out.
Khadija Tul Kubra topped the bowling for Bangladesh with three for 24, including the prized scalp of Dottin.